How to upload photos to Facebook from your iPhone

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With iOS 8, you don't need to install any apps to upload a photo to Facebook -- the system has Facebook sharing built in. If you do have the Facebook app, upload your picture from within the app for a few additional features, such as adding stickers to the image.

Upload Without Facebook App

Step 1

If you haven't used Facebook on your phone yet, you need to sign in first. Open the Settings app to the Facebook tab and log in.

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Logging in works with or without the Facebook app installed.
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Step 2

Run the Photos app and open the image you want to upload. Tap the Share icon in the lower left corner and select Facebook.

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The Share icon is a square with an up arrow.
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The Facebook button appears even if you haven't signed in, but it won't work until you do.
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Step 3

Add a status update to your picture in the text box to the left of the image. Below the image, optionally select a Facebook Album, add your current Location or switch the Audience who can see the image. When everything's set to your liking, press Post to send the picture.

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The Location option uses your phone's GPS.
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Upload With Facebook App

Step 1

Press Photo at the top of your News Feed in the Facebook app. Select one or more pictures and press Done, or, to take a new picture, tap the camera icon.

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The Photo button is also on your Timeline page.
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Tap Camera Roll to switch to another album.
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Step 2

At the bottom of your photo, tap the smiley face to add stickers or the Aa icons to add text atop the image. Below the image, there's a row of icons for additional optional features.

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You don't need to use any of these options if you don't want to.
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In order, these icons are:

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  • Take a new photo to add
  • Add another photo from your iPhone
  • Place your photo in a Facebook album
  • Tag friends in your photo
  • Add an activity or feeling
  • Add your location

After you're all set, scroll to the top of the page.

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Filters tweak the image's coloring.
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Step 3

Add status text in the Say Something... field above the image. Tap To if you want to select a different audience. When you're finished, tap Post to upload the image.

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The status text is also optional.
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